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Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive
Apr 13 2015
Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

Minnesota beer company celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry
Apr 11 2015
Fans of Finnegans beer are feeding the hungry in Minnesota, some of whom were past clients of Catholic Charities.

Parish, community mourn loss of landmark church devastated by fire
Apr 10 2015
Where parishioners once sat for Mass in Benwood now sit the charred remains of a building regarded as a monument in the community.

Reason for pope’s popularity seen not only in message but also in his example
Apr 10 2015
When Pope Francis comes to the United States in September, his message will be that “God loves all of us the way we are."

Students pray for safety of Pope Francis more than 1 million times
Apr 09 2015
The prayerful protection of Mary has been showered upon Pope Francis 1 million times over.

‘Priest for a Day’ is a wish come true for 11-year-old Missouri boy
Apr 09 2015
On Holy Thursday, Brett Haubrich took his place beside the altar at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis as “Priest for a Day.”

Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility
Apr 08 2015
Children are never a mistake, Pope Francis said.

Pro-lifers criticize new abortion clinic offering spa-type setting
Apr 07 2015
Carafem, a new clinic in a Washington suburb that offers a spa-type setting for women seeking an abortion using RU-486, seems to be telling women "that abortion is not complicated at all," according to a commentary posted on National Right to Life's online news site.

Cardinal calls Kenyans to prayer in wake of militants’ college attack
Apr 06 2015
The president of the Kenyan Bishops’ Conference called on Easter worshippers to commit to praying for peace and security in their homeland after militants attacked a college campus days earlier.

At Easter, Middle Eastern patriarchs encourage hope despite turmoil
Apr 06 2015
Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East in their Easter messages urged the faithful to cling to the hope of the risen Christ amid raging wars, human suffering, and the uprooting of Christians from their homelands in the region.